Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Fida Muhammad Khan

Fida Muhammad Khan


About Me 

I am an economist by training, with a specialization in the Defense Industry. My research interests also encompass the examination of the colonial legacy within our institutions and governance structures. I am driven by a desire to deviate from the path set by colonial powers and find alternative ways for progress.

I firmly believe that economics and politics are interconnected. Consequently, I posit that the economic challenges faced by the Muslim world have their origins in political factors. The Western world has historically intervened in Asian and African countries under various pretexts, including the promotion of development ideas, policies, and philosophies. This has resulted in the entanglement of countries like Pakistan through multilateral organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank. Breaking free from these constraints requires unwavering faith, hope, and relentless hard work, driven by the belief that change is possible.

As a teacher, I often observe my students being overawed and impressed by the West, which leads them to doubt their own abilities. My primary goal is to instill in them the understanding that mindset and self- belief are the key determinants of success, transcending external influences.

Areas of interest:
Defense economics, peace and conflict studies, terrorism, arms industry, media and economy, & culture and economy

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Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Teach them the Truth: Nothing But the Truth!

March 2023

Responding To The Future

December 2022

The Pakki Naukri Syndrome

December 2022

Beyond Winning

October 2022

Nadeem Ul Haque, Mahboob Mahmood, Shahbano Abbas, Ali Lodhi. The University Research System In Pakistan (Books)

August 2022

Assessing the Quality of the Single National Curriculum: A Case Study of Islamiat Curriculum

August 2022

Doing away with ACRs, liberating public sector

June 2022

A Lecture By Keith Hartley, Professor Emeritus, Economics Department At The University of York.

April 2022

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

February 2022

Understanding Broadcast Media Economics in Pakistan (P & R Vol. 2 Issue 9)

August 2021

Understanding Broadcast Media Economics in Pakistan

August 2021

Delimiting research culture

August 2021

State of Graduate Unemployment in Pakistan

September 2020

Doing Away with the 1861 Police Act

January 2020